Dharamshala: Education, Law and Civil Affairs Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said, “the police administration has played a pivotal role in the prevention of criminal incidents in the state and in the campaign against drugs. The police have started new schemes keeping in mind the expectations of the society in a changed perspective so that people’s trust in the police can be increased.” Suresh Bhardwaj was speaking while presiding over the closing ceremony of the 51st Himachal Pradesh Police Sports Competition at Dharamshala today.
In this three-day sports competition, 500 players from one central unit participated in the three zones, including North, Central and South zones. Women police also participated in this competition for the first time.
The education minister said that the state government is committed to ensure the welfare of the police force in the state. The state police is known for dedication, hard work, honesty and commitment. He said, “sports are helpful in human life to awaken the sense of duty and strengthen the spirit of discipline. By organizing such competitions where the players get a better opportunity to showcase their talent, it helps in reducing stress in life too.”
The Education Minister said that with such events, the players of different districts of the state come together to develop and strengthen the spirit of team spirit and work with dedication towards their department. He said that some emerging players of the HP police force are setting new records at national and international levels.
He said that 1063 police personnel were recruited recently in the police department, which includes male driver and female constable. He said that the services of 965 honorary chief constables who have completed more than 32 years of service in the police department have been designated as honorary assistant sub-inspectors by the state government. He said that 7 new police posts, 7 new police stations and 3 women police stations have been opened in the state. He said that e-challan system has been introduced to deal with traffic violations on the spot, which has increased efficiency and transparency. He said that 36 light vehicles, 08 mini buses, 03 big buses, 03 trucks and 98 motorcycles have been provided to the police department.
Suresh Bhardwaj presented prizes to the winners of various competitions organized on the occasion. South Range was winner in Football and Kabbadi Central Range in basketball, Volleyball and Handball, and Northern Range in Athletics. Bhanu Prakash was declared the best athlete in the men’s category and Pooja in the women’s section.
Additional Inspector General of Police Law and Order Shyam Bhagat Negi welcomed the Education Minister and other dignitaries. On this occasion, MLA Arjun Singh, MLA Ravindra Dhiman, MLA Vishal Naihari, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank President Dr. Rajeev Bhardhaj, former MLA Dulo Ram, Divisional Commissioner Sandeep Bhatnagar, Organizing Secretary and Deputy Inspector General of Northern Range Santosh Patial, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan, senior officers of the police department and other dignitaries were present.